Older and immunocompromised people don’t deserve to be second-class citizens

  • By cvbizz
  • May 28, 2020
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Ellen Taylor talks to her mother, Eva Taylor, age 100, through the first-floor window of a nursing home in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 8. | John Tlumacki/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Here’s how to shorten the isolation of our most vulnerable citizens.

Every time I call my grandmother, she asks me the same question: “When is this going to be over?”

She hasn’t left the house since the first rumblings of the coronavirus reached her in early March, and she misses shopping at the mall, playing with her bridge club, and receiving visits from her great-grandchildren. “This will be over by summer,” she says, “right?”

I hate having to break it to her. This will not be over by summer. Not by a long shot — at least not for people who are, like her, especially vulnerable to severe Covid-19.

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